National Special Education Day is December 2nd
Good morning school community,
Please join me by celebrating National Special Education Day. As a school district we serve all students as they grow in their educational journey. Please take a minute today to thank our special education teachers as they work hard daily to serve all of our exceptional students.
This day commemorates the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, signed by President Ford on December 2, 1975.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) made public education available to all eligible children with disabilities across the nation and ensured special education and related services were provided for those children. This law was a critical and necessary step on the path to making education and resources equitable for all children – a goal we are still working toward today. This day honors the milestones that have been achieved for special education so far and reminds us of the continued progress to come.
Learn more on the IDEA Public Schools website.